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Ninja Gaiden (Xb) - Screens & Product Overview

by Thomas on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 6:45 p.m. PDT

Today we received a Product Overview and some Screens from Microsoft Game Studios' X-BOX title, Ninja Gaiden. This ninja action/adventure title has been rumored to be in development for years, leading many editorial publications to speculate constantly as to which platform will be home to this killer application.

Ninja Gaiden

Fact Sheet

What: Ninja Gaiden

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Developer: Tecmo, Ltd. Team NINJA

Format: DVD for the Xbox video game system

Availability: Spring 2003

Product Overview:
One of gaming's most esteemed franchises is given new life by the power of Xbox! Ninja Gaiden is a cutting-edge action game that lets you take the role of a powerful ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, as he seeks to take revenge for his clan massacred by Vigor Empire. Taking full advantage of three-dimensional space, you follow the story with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword, cutting down opponents in the Vigor Empire as you attempt to beat the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword "Ryuken". Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja actions add another dimension to the game, restoring Ninja Gaiden to its rightful place in the gaming pantheon.

Features:

Increasing skills and new weapons. As you progress through the game your skills will be rewarded with new weapons to fight your opponents and the better you beat your enemies the better you will become, unlocking new combinations and skills. Wit and skill are also rewarded as the way you play and decisions you make affect the weapons and skills you can acquire.

Amazing next-generation visual effects. Gamers witness an amazing level of detail as they take on their opponents in a variety of environments. You'll hear the swords slicing the air and jump as gouts of blood pulse out from vanquished enemies. Beautifully rendered graphics, amazing effects and realistic combat bring Ninja Gaiden to life.

Many challenging levels to complete. Your ninja skills will be put to the ultimate test as you battle through various levels in your mission to avenge your clan.

Continual gameplay. Once you embark on your role as a ninja hero you never have to stop - the Xbox allows you to quit the game at any time and re-start at the very same point.

Developer Information:
Founded in 1967 and based in Japan, Tecmo is developing "Ninja Gaiden" exclusively for Xbox. Dedicated to providing top-quality video games, Tecmo constantly strives to improve its titles by responding to feedback from fans, professional game reviewers and console manufacturers. Tecmo can be found on the Web at http://www.tecmoinc.com.

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